Blue Basket Weave Fused Glass Vase

Basket Weave Fused Glass Vase

Basket Weave Fused Glass Vases are special to me, because I used to weave real baskets made out of reed.  So, when I started making fused glass, I soon started making fused glass basket weave vases and plates.  Granted, my basket weave glass vases and plates are not a true basket weave (gosh, should I really be telling you this :)).  They look like it, but when you look closer, you can see that some of the glass strips are on top of all the others and some are on the bottom of all the others.  To do this, I lay out one-fourth of the strips in one direction and one-fourth of the strips in the other direction and then I repeat, so I have four layers of strips.  This gives the illusion of the basket weave design.

I do have a mold where I can slump strips of glass into an “s” shape and then put straight strips of glass through the gaps, thus creating a truer basket weave design.  I will tell you more about it when I finish one of those plates!

For this fused glass vase, I used Spectrum 96 Cascadia OpalArt glass.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Gold Fused Glass Earrings

Fused Glass Earrings

These small fused glass earrings are really cute!  The gold dots are dichroic glass, which makes these glass earrings sparkle in the light.  The dichroic glass also changes color as the earrings are moved around and also tend to change color depending on what colors are behind or next to it.

These fused glass earrings are post earrings.  I fused the gold dichroic layer of glass to a black layer of glass.  The finished fused glass earrings were glued with a very strong glue to surgical steel posts, which do not contain any base metals.    Anybody would love wearing these cute glass earrings!

Christine — Glass Artist

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Peppermint Fused Glass Bowl

Peppermint Fused Glass Bowl

This fused glass bowl has such beautiful pink and white swirls.  This glass bowl was draped over a mold, rather than slumped into a mold.  After cutting a round piece of this peppermint candy baroque glass, it was placed on top of the 6-lobed mold.  I put two layers of thin fire shelf paper in between the mold and the glass, so the glass would come off the mold easily.  The kiln was programmed and, as the glass softened, it draped or fell over the mold, taking the shape of the mold.  I really like this mold, because it creates a uniquely-shaped fused glass bowl.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Click here to see more of my Fused Glass Art:

www.mastersglassart.com

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